This paper proposes a three-dimensional scanner system, which is built by using an ingenious geometric construction method based on monocular vision. The system is simple, low cost, and easy to use, and the measurement results are very precise. To build it, one web camera, one handheld linear laser, and one background calibration board are required. The experimental results show that the system is robust and effective, and the scanning precision can be satisfied for normal users.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2011
Published: April 4, 2012
Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Zhiyi Zhang and Lin Yuan, "Building a 3D scanner system based on monocular vision," Appl. Opt. 51, 1638-1644 (2012)